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Old February 1st, 2008, 01:40 PM   #1
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Professional bodies, societies etc?

I know I should probably post this in a more relevant forum but I particularly wanted to ask the XDCAM UK fraternity whether anyone is a member of any video/TV/film professional societies? There were a couple at the video forum show, who I spoke to briefly but wondered if they're worth joining or not? Any benefits to be had?

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Old February 1st, 2008, 03:05 PM   #2
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Hi Paul - We are members of "PACT" - Our producer is involved in various meetings in various countries and she gets help through this organisation, and so this is helpful to us. I understand there are various levels of membership depending on your business. Is it worth it to you? - depending on your business needs/requirements only you would be able to answer that.

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Old February 1st, 2008, 03:30 PM   #3
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Thanks Stuart - I'll have a look into that...
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Old February 1st, 2008, 03:56 PM   #4
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I'm a member of the GTC (Guild of Television Cameramen) and BECTU. BECTU because it's the cheapest way to get public liability Insurance. GTC have a good magazine with interesting articles. They also run free workshops on everything from basic lighting to film techniques. Doesn't cost much and is worth it if only for the magazine.
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Old February 1st, 2008, 04:06 PM   #5
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Thanks Alister - I can't remember the organisation I spoke to at the show - wasn't GTC though although their mag had some very interesting articles in it.

I'll look them up - courses sound interesting - I've always intended to go on one of the NFTS courses but never got around to it - that and the fact I've normally learnt anything new better myself - like most people here I suspect!

BTW - have a great trip!
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Thanks, there is a nice big coronal hole that's just opened up on the sun so we should see some increased Auroral activity. It will be a good test for the slow shutter.
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Old February 2nd, 2008, 03:48 AM   #7
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Cool - sounds good! Don't get fried by cosmic radiation though! ;)
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